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How the world has changed since 9/11

The 15th anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 should be a time for mourning, commemoration, reflection — and strategic planning.

But many people prefer to avoid thinking too much about how life was interrupted on that sunshiny Tuesday morning: mothers and fathers making one final phone call to their children; office workers who, an hour earlier, were deciding where to have dinner, now deciding whether to be consumed by flames or leap to their deaths; dutiful police and firefighters rushing into the World Trade Center never to come out again; a long plume of smoke rising from the gray rubble of what had been great edifices bustling with commercial activity as America-haters, domestic and foreign, began to babble about chickens coming home to roost.

  • Immediate action was replaced with platitudes.

    THAT is how the world has changed.

    Japan attacked an American base in 1941 and by late summer 1945 Japan capitulated.

    Ten years after bin Laden’s murderous plan was set into action, his assassination made little difference as ten other bin Ladens replaced him and Iraq and Afghanistan were in shambles.

    • All encouraged by a desire to appease. Nuke Mecca.

    • JaedoDrax

      The development and use of the atomic bomb largely rendered ‘Total War’ dead as a doctrine in the eyes of a large number of Elites. The increasing amount of moral equivalence that is displayed towards other cultures from our politicians and media, means that a lot of them won’t defend western culture that brought the largest amount of people out of poverty ever.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    As long as we never forget…
    Oh crap, not THAT way!

    • Yusuf_al_Kafir

      Poor taste, for sure — pun intended, for sure.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Would it be in bad taste to take one from the bottom?

  • Norman_In_New_York

    The difference between Pearl Harbor and 9/11 is that now we are governed by losers.

    • dukestreet

      No, the difference is that people and politicians cared about their country and their freedom. Now that people are raising,poor helpless snowflakes, who can’t be expected to look at opposing opinions or anything that disagrees with them.